Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

[07.12.2015] + Fix frequent crashes at resuming the app after minimized. It is better to have XBOX gamepads. + add XBOX shortcuts when playing games. + RightThumb + LeftThumb to activate game manager. + RightThumb + LB to do quick save. + RightThumb + RB to do quick load. + RightThumb + BACK to reset game. + RightThumb + START to power OFF/ON game. + A to confirm a dialog message. + B to cancel a dialog message. + add XBOX shortcuts for game manager + LeftThumb or D pad to navigate the game list. + A button to select a game or open a folder. + B button or RightThumb to go BACK + X button to get out of a folder. + LB or RB to switch among sections. + FIX cursor not hide automatically after power OFF then power ON. Version 2.2 Managing games becomes easy. [04.27.2015] + Display recent 30 games. + Allow set a "Home" directory where all games are stored. + Under home directory, selected folder and game is remembered. + All UI are keyboard friendly. Navigate through interface with keyboard shortcuts, see tooltips. Release notes for previous versions:


  • Play Nintendo Entertainment System games
  • Support two XBox 360 Controllers, configurable keyboard and on-screen touch pads
  • Support two generic USB gamepads and Bluetooth gamepads
  • Support light gun emulation to play Duck Hunt for example.
  • Live tile display of current playing game
  • High quality video processing filters to make games shine on HDTV
  • Support save and load game states

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5 stars out of 5
· 10/11/2015

I like Nestalgia a lot. After I customized it, it became very intuitive and easy to use. I just had some little performance issues. Isn't it possible to reduce its requirements by skipping frame, limiting FPS or lowering audio/video quality? I have a Lumia 920. Please add an option to make the live tile transparent. Current bright yellow tile is very contrasting to all others on my Start screen + white tile is barely visible on the background.

5 stars out of 5
· 12/27/2013
Great App

Love the way it works, even though its on the first stages of completion it works well. I know the dev will continue to work on it, but it is a great start! After several months of wait it finally has the filters and love how smooth everything moves and how these updates don't hinder the sound quality nor the gameplay responsiveness. This app is a must buy for all of you who are retro game enthusiasts or for people who want to be able to enjoy awesomeness on the go!!!

5 stars out of 5
· 12/27/2013
Works great!

Love this emulator as a RT user. Has save states, which is a big deal. Even works in snap mode next to my Netflix! Plug and play with the 360 controller. Love it shows the last game played in the live tile :P . Ignore other users who say "you can't remove on screen controls" because you can under settings. Also, people who give 1 star because all they can play is minesweeper fails to understand the purpose of an emulator. I do feel there is a slight delay during some games using the 360 controller, though its hard to say if its the game or emulator. It is so slight that I will still give this 5 stars.

4 stars out of 5
· 12/11/2013
Way too fast!

this think runs roms way too fast on my PC. please put my clock speed into consideration.... xD

4 stars out of 5
· 10/5/2013
Good emulator for RT

Does a good job. Fairly straight forward and works well on windows RT. Obviously you could install a free emulator on a full version of windows, but in RT that's not an option, so this is a good alternative. I'd like to see better control mapping and be able to rearrange touch controls. Otherwise worth the purchase. Touch controls work surprisingly well.

5 stars out of 5
· 9/28/2013
Well done

The controls are laid out nicely so that on a tablet the empty space around the old 4:3 game screen contain the controls. The app is also well designed and looks really nice. I love having some of the old, great games at my finger tips...and don't even have to worry about blowing in cartridges! One suggestion: the ability to emulate a GameShark.

4 stars out of 5
· 9/26/2013
Works but needs work

A great first attempt at an NES emulator for RT. Games are a little jittery and sound stumbles a little but otherwise fully functional. Keep up the effort!

5 stars out of 5
· 5/28/2016
Good app

Build this app for Windows 10 please.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/27/2016
Brings back my childhood!

I bought a NES usb gamepad and Nestalgia made my year on my laptop! Great emulator with lots of customizing available!

5 stars out of 5
· 2/16/2016
Dees nuts love to Skype account required to Skype

Dees nuts love Nestalgia